A Great Horned Owl was hanging around a home and twice found under the church pew on their front porch. It would not fly off or very high off the ground. They didn’t want dogs or coyotes to kill it, so me, Ed and
Marvin Ann went out to catch it. It really wasn’t a problem with a couple of dip nets, so definitely something wrong with it.
After a Petco trip to purchase a little grub for it until I get a return call from one of the Raptor people, it is safe in our pet crate and hopefully, eating the crickets, meal worms and the pinkie mouse. It actually took the mouse from my tongs, but spit it right back at me.
Thanks to Kayla and Josh for coming out and meeting us with the crate and to Kayla for this picture.
Say a little prayer for this beauty, we’re not having much success in handing them off and them living. We will still always give it our best shot though.
UPDATE: I have received a return call and will be taking the owl to Bonham tomorrow afternoon to meet a rehabber. There’s the first step!
I took this back in December with the my phone and shared to Instagram. I don’t think I’ve shared it here before, but if I did, oh well!
And, it was one of those kind of days today too… an oh well, there’s nothing to do, nothing to take pictures of cause it was cold and raining. I despise these winter days.
On our travels and on more than one occasion, these donkeys are out and about. I’m assuming the owner knows and doesn’t care.
An iPhone shot and edit and shared on Instagram.
It was overcast and such a gloomy afternoon, I knew it would be difficult to take good pictures with my wildlife lens. The Tamron just doesn’t do that well in low light. No matter, we loaded up and took off hunting the country roads and finally found a couple of does and many ducks. These pictures are not the greatest and the ducks were way out there, but it was fun to see several species. I’m fairly certain there were Mallards, Teals, Ring-Necked and one other… see further down the page.
We also saw this beautiful new calf with the most amazing coat of gray hair. He was striking in person!
I’m also sharing a further cropped (crappy) photo of the ducks. See that black headed duck with the white patch on the side of its head? What is that one? I’ve looked at my bird apps and online and since the picture is not that great, I haven’t identified it. I have found ducks with that marking, but I just can’t make a call on it.
And the fall colors were enhanced with my hdr app on my phone and shared on Instagram. It was a decent afternoon considering the low light conditions.
I had my Nikon this afternoon while checking the cows (as I always do) and took two pictures of the same Kestrel sitting high on a wire. Both blurred… and it was gone! No other photo ops of that skittish bird. So tonight I’m adding one of my iPhone pictures taken with the ProHDR app and further edited with Snapseed of Bois D’arc Creek taken several days ago and shared on Instagram. This was the same day we visited Lake Crockett and Coffeemill. It was a perfect afternoon!
The sun finally tried to shine late this evening and we were rewarded with dark blue skies in the east and the sun illuminating those old electrical… towers?
From my phone, ProHDR app, plus a Snapseed adjustment and posted on Instagram.
The rest of this day was just so-so. I’m sure you all have had those too!
This shot is from the other afternoon, but with my phone, ProHDR app and posted on Instagram.
The caption holds true today… rain go away now, I need my blue skies!
We made our annual trek to see Gene Watson perform at our local fair tonight. This is the only picture I have to share tonight and it’s from my phone and Instagram.
Gene has been in the “business” for fifty-three years he told us tonight and the man can still sing…. if you like country music that is…. and I do. I like many genres of music and I’ve said before on this here blog of mine that I wasn’t listening to country music when he first became popular, but I know all of his songs now cause my husband has always been a fan of his.
It was a nice, cool evening, saw many friends and enjoyed viewing another friend’s winning entries in the Fine Art Photography Division at the fair. She won first and second in the color catergory with a beautiful Snowy Egret and its reflection and a cute little chipmunk. Congratulations, Marvin Ann!
We got there just as the gates opened, so I managed to get part of the midway with no people…. almost unheard of! I had my big camera with me, but I was also toting a chair to sit in and I just didn’t bother getting it out. And, as always, I now wish I had. I did take a few of Mr. Watson with my Nikon, I’ll see what they look like tomorrow.
I might decide I want to go back to play with my tripod and the midway lights. Yeah… think I will!